Army Track Hosting Six-Team Meet on Saturday

Hayden Conrad

Hayden Conrad

Jan. 9, 2013

WEST POINT, N.Y.  – A week after recording four postseason-qualifying marks and two times which rank in the top-10 all-time at the Academy, Army track and field will return to Gillis Field House on Saturday and host a six-team scoring meet. Scheduled to compete against the Black Knights are Binghamton, Lehigh, Monmouth Ramapo and Rider. Events will begin on the track at 11 a.m., with the women’s 5,000-meter run. Field events are slated for a noon start.

Four Black Knights punched their postseason tickets in the season-opening Crowell Open last weekend at Gillis. Sophomore Lisa Junta recorded the third-fastest 3,000-meter run time in Academy history with her ECAC-qualifying time of 9:50.04. Junior Christopher Smith followed by qualifying for the IC4A Championships in the 500-meter dash with a converted time of 1:04.72. Junta and Smith were named the Patriot League Track Athletes of the Week on Monday following their standout performances.

In field events, senior McKenzie Majchrzak qualified for the ECACs for the fifth time in her career, eclipsing the high jump bar at 1.70 meters. She collected Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week honors on Monday as well. Senior co-captain Nicholas Snoad rounded out the qualifiers on Saturday with his weight-throw heave of 17.20 meters.

Army’s opponents for this weekend have proven themselves as well as a combined 26 individuals and one relay team have qualified for the ECAC and IC4A Championships. Monmouth leads the way with 15 qualifying marks – nine IC4A standards and six ECAC invites. Rider, the lone program competing Saturday with a qualified relay unit, also has four men and two women going to the championships, while Lehigh follows with four postseason marks (three men, one woman). Binghamton has had one athlete earn an ECAC bid.

The Black Knights also hosted a six-way indoor meet in 2012 which included Lehigh, Monmouth and Rider. The Army men won the team title on the day, while the women placed third. The women were edged by first-place squad Lehigh and runner-up Monmouth. The Black Knight men bested the second-place finisher, Monmouth, by over 40 points.

Following Saturday’s meet, Army will hit the road for the first time in 2013 when the Black Knights travel to Boston, Mass., for the Harvard Challenge and Multi Meet. The women’s pentathlon will begin Friday at 1:30 p.m., followed by the men’s heptathlon at 2:30. Multi events will continue into Saturday, while the six-team meet will also take place Saturday, beginning at noon at Harvard’s Gordon Indoor Track.  

Army Six-Way Schedule of Events

RUNNING EVENTS:
11:00AM 5000 M Run  Women
11:30AM 5000 M Run Men
12:00 Noon Mile Run Women
12:10PM Mile Run Men
12:20PM 60m Hurdles Women
12:30PM 60m Hurdles Men
12:40PM 400m Dash Women
12:50PM 400m Dash Men
1:00PM 500m Dash Women
1:10PM 500m Dash Men
1:20PM 60m Dash Women
1:30PM 60m Dash Men
1:40PM 800m Run Women
1:50PM 800m Run Men
2:00PM 1000m Run Women
2:10PM 1000m Run Men
2:20PM 200m Dash Women
2:30PM 200m Dash Men
2:40PM 3000m Run Women
2:55PM 3000m Run Men
3:15PM 1600 Relay Women
3:25PM 1600 Relay Men
3:35PM 3200 Relay Women
3:50PM 3200 Relay Men
FIELD EVENTS:
12:00 Noon 20# Wt  Women
Followed by 35# Wt  Men
Followed by Shot Put Women
Followed by Shot Put Men
12:00 Noon Pole Vault Women
Followed by Pole Vault Men
12:00 Noon Long Jump Women
Followed by Long Jump Men
Followed by Triple Jump Women
Followed by Triple Jump Men
1:00 PM High Jump Women
Followed by High Jump Men
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